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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 June 2018

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26 June 2018
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26 June 2018



International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed across the units of IGAR (South). The aim of the event was to generate awareness amongst people about the malice and ill effects of using drugs on the health of an individual and the society at large and commitment of Assam Rifles to the cause of making Manipur a drug free State.

Lectures on the topic were conducted by the Company Operating Bases (COBs) of 9 Sector Assam Rifles at various schools and villages of Yairipok, Chandrakhong, Upper Khoiripok and Toubal of Phundrei Batallion. The locals were exhorted to be vigilant about the drug peddlers and users, in efforts to curb the menace which weakens the social fabric of the populace.

A peaceful procession march by approximately 300 students of Khuman Maheikol School, Sur Rashi Elite School, CT Higher Secondary School and N Tomciou Higher Secondary School was also organised by Mayang Imphal Company Operating Base of Tulihal Batallion.

As part of Shangshak Drug Awareness Campaign, various events were conducted by Shangshak Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(South) in the areas of Shangshak, Sagolmang, Litan and Mahadev Camp, Ukhrul.

The Campaign was planned with an aim to curb the growing trend of drug abuse in the region. The campaign addressed the most vulnerable group consisting of youth and the students. Support of women and elders was incorporated to highlight the ills of drug abuse.

Posters and pamphlets were distributed to the youth clubs and students of the region. In addition, lecture on drug abuse was conducted at Sagolmang which was attended by more than 100 villagers. A students' awareness march was conducted at Shangshak, Litan, Mahadev Camp and New Heaven to further raise awareness against the menace.

Chandel Batallion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles organised an awareness pgme at Assam Rifles Public School, Pallel for spreading consciousness regarding drug abuse and its illicit trafficking amongst students. 46 students alongwith 09 teachers attended the pgme. As a result of the pgme, the young souls pledged to make impenetrable barrier against drug abuse. The event included a lecture from Mr Manihar Singh, Principal, ARPS, Pallel.

The people expressed their gratitude towards the Assam Rifles for having organised the awareness drive for the betterment of the society.


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